Happy Birthday NHS!

Our NHS is 70 years old, unlike our political rivals we know exactly who came up with the idea of universal healthcare

William Beveridge is best known for his 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services (known as the Beveridge Report) which served as the basis for the post-World War II welfare state.

Following on from many social welfare provisions put in place by the last Liberal Government, such as a health service free for working men, pensions and unemployment subsidies, Beveridge envisioned a wide ranging welfare state to free people from the five giant evils of society society, squalor, ignorance, want, idleness, and disease.

The National Health Service is his liberal legacy to the United Kingdom, and we thank him wholeheartedly. 

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